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X Ray

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« on: 10-09-2003 20:11 »

ok, i'm not sure if this is supposed ot go into re-check/weird scenes but on the fairly odd parents there's a guy named Doctor Bender, and i forgot the name of the show but there's a guy named John Bender on it, and there's a bender on futurama, what's up with that? sorry if this has already been done before.
David A

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« Reply #1 on: 10-10-2003 03:24 »

The Breakfast Club features a character named John Bender, who at one point says "Eat my shorts."

Matt Groening must have liked that movie.
Rogan

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« Reply #2 on: 10-10-2003 05:29 »
« Last Edit on: 10-10-2003 05:29 »

Him and Kevin Smith   smile

Action Jacktion

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« Reply #3 on: 10-10-2003 13:58 »
« Last Edit on: 10-10-2003 13:58 »

Bender is named after the Bender from Breakfast Club.  I first thought he was named after "I, Robot" writer Otto Binder (which is pronounced "bender").
boingo2000

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« Reply #4 on: 10-10-2003 14:07 »

I thought it was a pun on the slang "bender," or "drinking binge."
Impossible

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« Reply #5 on: 10-10-2003 14:37 »
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IMDB:Creator Matt Groening admits to naming Bender the robot after John Bender, a character in Breakfast Club, The (1985).

I think the same thing must go for Bart's "Eat my shorts" in The Simpsons.

"What was that?" "Eat...my...shorts!"
newhook_1

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« Reply #6 on: 10-10-2003 17:39 »

silly me all this time I thought it was because he bent things making him a "Bender Bot".
Ranadok

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« Reply #7 on: 10-10-2003 17:50 »

Wasn't Bender's name going to be URL (now the name of the robot cop) early on instead?
X Ray

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« Reply #8 on: 10-10-2003 18:00 »

I Think it was but i'm not quite sure
Teral

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« Reply #9 on: 10-10-2003 18:08 »

Yes, they mention it on the SP3K audio commentary. More precisely, it was one of the possible names for Bender.
Luis

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« Reply #10 on: 10-11-2003 03:15 »

I thought it was because he bends girders. but it's probably a combination of all of those. And a little off topic, I still like the version of Amy that looks like tankgirl better than the one on the show.
David A

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« Reply #11 on: 10-11-2003 03:32 »

 
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Originally posted by Luis:
I thought it was because he bends girders.

Nah, he bends girders because of his name.  They probably named him first, and then decided that's what he would do.
Prof_Funkstein

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« Reply #12 on: 10-11-2003 08:52 »

 
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Originally posted by boingo2000:
I thought it was a pun on the slang "bender," or "drinking binge."


Me too -- until watching 'The Breakfast Club' recently... I think John Bender's brain was installed in a certain manbot of the future.

"Parents, have you ever tried just turning off your TV, sitting down with your kids, and hitting them?"
Yoda

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« Reply #13 on: 10-11-2003 20:03 »

I think going back to X Ray's Fairly Odd Parents thing that's just a coincidence that there's a guy on it named Doctor Bender.
LaVaLaDy

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« Reply #14 on: 10-12-2003 13:29 »

 
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Originally posted by boingo2000:
I thought it was a pun on the slang "bender," or "drinking binge."

Yeah so did I, It kinda makes sence huh.
Britz

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« Reply #15 on: 10-22-2003 08:50 »

He's a bender robot, he bends things, why the Hell do you people got to justify everything with a million pieces of pseudo-intellectual crap? "He's gonna be a Bender robot Dave, he'll bend things."
"Gee Matt what should call him?"
"I think Bender."
"Cause of the bending thing?"
"No because of Socrates, some obscure sitcom reference nobody will ever work out and The Breakfast Club, you fucking idiot Dave."
Sil

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« Reply #16 on: 10-22-2003 11:23 »

Teral - "I think it's actually the Bender Gets Made" commentary not SP3K.  Maybe it's both!  laff
I Seen It First

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« Reply #17 on: 11-01-2003 12:18 »

 
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Originally posted by Action Jacktion:
Bender is named after the Bender from Breakfast Club.  I first thought he was named after "I, Robot" writer Otto Binder (which is pronounced "bender" ).

I believe Isaac Asimov wrote "I, Robot"...
User_names_suck
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« Reply #18 on: 11-01-2003 15:33 »

 
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Originally posted by Britz:
He's a bender robot, he bends things, why the Hell do you people got to justify everything with a million pieces of pseudo-intellectual crap? "He's gonna be a Bender robot Dave, he'll bend things."
"Gee Matt what should call him?"
"I think Bender."
"Cause of the bending thing?"
"No because of Socrates, some obscure sitcom reference nobody will ever work out and The Breakfast Club, you fucking idiot Dave."

thats the best thing ever posted here

and further proof is in the episode bendless love, bender goes through bending school,
and on the commentary david x says that the plot came to them from the idea that bender would have a desire to bend, since thats what he was built to do
David A

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« Reply #19 on: 11-01-2003 17:00 »

You're missing the point.

You seem to think that they came up with the idea of a bending robot, and then decided to name him Bender.

That's not what happened.  They came up with the idea of a robot.  (Not specifically a bending unit; just a robot.)  Matt Groening named him after John Bender, from The Breakfast Club.  (This is a fact.  Matt Groening said so.  It's true, whether you like it or not.)  When they needed to decide what Bender's job would be, they made him a bending unit, since he was already named Bender anyway.

So, in conclusion:
He isn't called Bender because he bends stuff.  He bends stuff because he's called Bender.

[Bubblegum Tate] Deal with it. [/Bubblegum Tate]
User_names_suck
Professor
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« Reply #20 on: 11-02-2003 15:10 »

fair enough but then if its what matt groening said, then what else is there to discuss
boingo2000

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« Reply #21 on: 11-07-2003 09:40 »
« Last Edit on: 11-07-2003 09:40 »

   
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Originally posted by Action Jacktion:
Bender is named after the Bender from Breakfast Club. I first thought he was named after "I, Robot" writer Otto Binder (which is pronounced "bender" ).
Originally posted by I Seen It First:
 I believe Isaac Asimov wrote "I, Robot"...

Asimov wrote a collection of stories the publisher titled "I, Robot", but some years before that Earl & Otto Binder (under the pseudonym Eando Binder) wrote a short story called "I, Robot" about a robot on trial for killing a human.  That story was turned into a really good episode of The (original) Outer Limits with Leonard Nimoy.

futuramamama

Bending Unit
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« Reply #22 on: 11-16-2003 08:56 »

Isn't bender english slang for an erection?
dumdidum...
FlasUrama

Bending Unit
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« Reply #23 on: 11-16-2003 18:10 »

Nah i think thats "Boner" bender in english (or where i come from) means "Gay", cause ya go the other way. big grin
ActionLaPointe

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« Reply #24 on: 11-16-2003 21:33 »

in the pilot episode when fry and bender are in front of the president head rack, i see there is 2 presidents (whos names i cant make out), have the same appearance. just something i noticed.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #25 on: 11-16-2003 22:06 »
« Last Edit on: 11-16-2003 22:06 »

That's Grover Cleveland, the only US Preseident to serve nonconsecutive terms.  Since they're in the order that they served, there are two of him.
M Jackson
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« Reply #26 on: 11-22-2003 20:35 »

I remember when me and my friends first heard about Futurama. The first thing I ever saw was that early promo pic of Bender standing there looking a bit angry. Then when I saw his name was Bender I couldn't stop laughing. Yes Bender means gay in Englsih, but it's also a generaly funny word. Calling an angry looking robot Bender is comic genius.
Then when you get used to him being called Bender it stops being as funny, it just seems normal. But i try to remind myself just how funnny it was when I first heard about it.
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